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The Analysis of Sports Forecasting

Modeling Parallels between Sports Gambling and Financial Markets


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. William S. Mallios
    Pages 1-5
  3. William S. Mallios
    Pages 7-24
  4. William S. Mallios
    Pages 25-55
  5. William S. Mallios
    Pages 57-72
  6. William S. Mallios
    Pages 73-81
  7. William S. Mallios
    Pages 83-121
  8. William S. Mallios
    Pages 123-140
  9. William S. Mallios
    Pages 141-214
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 215-294

About this book


Given the magnitude of currency speculation and sports gambling, it is surprising that the literature contains mostly negative forecasting results. Majority opinion still holds that short term fluctuations in financial markets follow random walk. In this non-random walk through financial and sports gambling markets, parallels are drawn between modeling short term currency movements and modeling outcomes of athletic encounters. The forecasting concepts and methodologies are identical; only the variables change names. If, in fact, these markets are driven by mechanisms of non-random walk, there must be some explanation for the negative forecasting results. The Analysis of Sports Forecasting: Modeling Parallels Between Sports Gambling and Financial Markets examines this issue.


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Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Craig School of BusinessCalifornia State UniversityFresnoUSA

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